How to Prep Your Car for Thanksgiving Break

During the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of students at Liberty University will pack up their cars and head home for stuffing, turkey, and uncomfortable family conversations about what they'll be doing post-college. Here are some tips for those student drivers who will be driving home for Thanksgiving!

Inspect Your Vehicle

One of the easiest things you can do before heading on the highway is a car inspection. We're sure your mom and dad will want you home in one piece. It would be best if you or your mechanic looked for any noticeable impairments; test all your lights, tires, and other safety features. Additionally, you should top off your vehicle's essential fluids. If your trip is long, it would be safer for you to get an oil change before. And lastly, you should think about swapping out your wiper blades just in case the holidays bring unexpected rain or snow.

Test Important Components

There are many moving parts in your vehicle (over 30,000, including nuts and bolts), so we understand it can be difficult for you to check each and every one of them. Our technicians are well-versed and can do it in a flash, so feel free to bring your car to Endurance Auto Repair and Tire. We can check starters, alternators, batteries and repair any warning lights that may be present on your dash.

Pack an Emergency Kit 

There is nothing more daunting than being stranded on the side of the road with a broken-down car and not having any emergency supplies. For extra protection, we recommend you pack an emergency kit. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or expensive. Here are the few things you should include in it:

  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Flares
  • Water
  • Blankets
  • Non-perishable Snacks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Simple Tools
  • Electronic accessories like a phone charge

Also, please have emergency contacts and service numbers on hand if you have to make some calls.


Please stay safe on the road this holiday season. And you deserve a break to be at home with friends and family. Before Thanksgiving break, please take your car to Endurance Auto Repair and Tire for a pre-trip inspection. 

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